In a review essay in today's "Weekly Standard," Jennifer Marshall calls Girls Gone Mild "a rally cry for more young women to reclaim their rightful dignity and respect." Ms. Marshall points to wait-until-marriage groups on campus, and Shalit's outspoken teen interviewees who have boycotted companies as "proof that the revival Shalit called for in her popular first book, A Return to Modesty, is underway."
Personally, we couldn't agree more--which is why the paperback of Girls Gone Mild is now called The Good Girl Revolution!
Jennifer Marshall continues: "For all of us, the example of Wendy Shalit's young leaders calls for 'rediscovering our capacity for innocence, for wonder, and for being touched profoundly by others.'"
Read the complete Weekly Standard review here.
"Wendy Shalit’s first book, A Return to Modesty. . . created a storm when it was published nine years ago but whose influence can be detected in today’s campus chastity clubs, including here at Harvard. As a veteran of pro-sex feminism who still endorses pornography and prostitution, I say more power to all these chaste young women who are defending their individuality and defying groupthink and social convention. That is true feminism!"
— Camille Paglia, Harvard Feminism Conference Keynote, April 10 2008